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Archives: December 31, 2008

Look what Cliff's up to .........

I'm getting tired of all of this "guilt by association" business

Former U.S. Army Arsenal employee pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to act as Unregistered Agent of Israel

Hey, remember those reverse mortgages?

Hey...whatever happened to "Ditech." TeeVee used to air their adds repeatedly...

C-Span had an excellent part of a conference on about lobbying yesterday.

ABC's Night Line: Dem Scandals! Scandals! Scandals!

Home Sweet Hotel Suite for Obamas in the Capital

I know that times are tough, but I hope they put the solar panels back on the WH

Proud to be a lilly livered, bleeding heart, liberal, egg-head, communist.

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

in the Ghetto

New Year’s Resolutions for Cable News

Anyone have some good recipes for fukitol I can try for the next 21 days?

Pat Buchanan needs a meds-adjustment

Didn't Pat Buchanan say that McLame and Palin won

Do you folks agree with the picks?: Welcome to America's hall of shame

Arab States Cancel New Year Festivities in Solidarity With Gaza

Arab States Cancel New Year Festivities in Solidarity With Gaza

Those of you who denounced Bristol Palin for having a child...How many of you have adopted?

Rampage in Gaza for a Bump in the Polls

Clay Bennett TOON on the middle east

Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI

Alberto Gonzales is writing a book, considers himself a casualty of war on terror

US vacates Baghdad palace ahead of handover

The Rude Pundit: End of the Year Haiku, 2008

Why does Hamas fire rockets into Israel?

Time Warner Cable subscriber? Brace yourself - THE DAILY SHOW may be on the chopping block

Should DUers actively campaign to get other DUers banned?

As a reminder - 20 days left until George W. Bush gets away with his crimes

Howard Dean: Vermonter of the Year

Who do the powerful listen to?

Alberto Gonzales: Pet Shop Boy

Rapper DMX pleads guilty to animal cruelty, theft, and narcotics charges

LTTE: The End Of A Heartless, Revolting Dishonesty

* 1st thing Barack should do is give the White House a darn good scrubbin'

KB Toys Giftcards Will No Longer Be Taken After Tomorrow

My haiku made it onto the Rude Pundit!!!!

What if someone decided they were going to occupy your house, what would you do?

Out with the Old and in with the New...say good-bye to your least favorite GOPer

Time Warner to cut Daily Show and Colbert starting tonight!

Why is it we're all pacifists except in the I/P forum?

What's Cliff been up to ....... ?

Roland Burris should be judged on his own merits. The appointment is legitimate.

Interior Dept. rule allowing guns in national parks may violate White House directive.»

What's changed? Roland Burris on December 13:

Since the new year has already occurred in the first part of the world to get to it

Staples Advertises 6400 Gig Hard Drive; Singularity Quickly approaching.

Here's an Idea for some of the malcontents at DU. We all are

I said something incredibly stupid yesterday and I'm sorry

I've lost about 35% of my retirement funds. Thank you, George Bush

A hope for a silver lining?

Listening to "Frangela" on Air America makes me want to pull my teeth out

mile and a half radius has to evacuate in Ky. HAZMAT

Judge awards $65M to men taken from USS Pueblo

It's nice to be prepared, but is this weird?

SC Unemployment Fund Could Go Broke Without Deal

Time Warner Cable Loses Viacom: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central To Go Dark

Time Warner Cable Loses Viacom: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central To Go Dark

I found the perfect response to the freeper posts

U.S. to Widen Supply Routes in Afghan War

Roland Burris' Monumental Ego (TPM)

Roland Burris' Monumental Ego (TPM)

Katrina cottage occupants face new displacement

A nice Truman quote for your New Years perusal.

Gonzo: "I Consider Myself One Of The Many Casualties Of The War On Terror"

Beer lake freezes in Germany LOL

Former Texas Sheriff James Parker should sue George W. bUsh & Dick Cheney for $billions.

Loss of White House Puts McConnell in GOP Spotlight

I want to apologize for saying everyone who disagrees with me is a sick fucking nazi kittenstomper

Toomey takes shot at Specter over EFCA (only Republican who has joined the Democratic senators)

Dick Cheney, "intelligence is an art form"

Q&A Bush overseas to do list is incomplete

Q&A Bush overseas to do list is incomplete

Anybody else having trouble streaming Nova-M today?

just saw on Cable we're losing 22 chanels.. any info out there.? I'm sure price wont go down

Peace is not the answer! I want more war! More killing!

Stores, entire chains will close in '09: analysts say

Is Norm Coleman stealing the election?

My New Year's Eve gift to you: What's wrong with this picture?

RIPOFF ALERT!!! You May Lose Comedy Central shows because of dispute

Just caught part of an interview with Caroline Kennedy.

Cheney, "Intelligence is an art form":

Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

New Year's Poll

CNN = Politics

Wexler Blasts Foreign Leaders Over Gaza

Do you think Blago made the Burris appointment as an attempt at .....

‘Key Ally In The War On Terror’ Breaks With U.S., Condemns Israel For Gaza Strikes»

Veterans and Service Members Survival Guide


Bushies say Happy New Year!

How to make a conservative's head explode

My Time Warner cable is out completely

rough copy of my next ltte Re: National Health Plan ...please critique

Ban on battery-powered cigarettes

Saw "Milk" with Sean Penn yesterday

What are the worst analogies you've seen on DU for how teh gays are "attacking OUR candidate"?

Rick Sanchez just did a very good half hour on the Israel/Gaza situation

We are all JUST DUers

Who are Shministim? They're Israeli Conscientious Objectors in jail,

Gaza, Katrina, Iraq, Syria, NKorea, Wounded Knee, Dunkirk, Waterloo,

Things We Can’t Live Without: The List Has Grown in the Past Decade

BREAKING: UNHAPPY NEW YEAR! Time Warner Cable To Lose Viacom's MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon...

China milk scandal 'guilty' plea (BBC)

25% of the dead in Gaza are civilians

Cynthia McKinney

The other shoe is dropping

Dec. 30th photo: Bush phones Palestinian P.M., with a "concerned Presidentin' look" on his face...

The usual news end-of-the-year reflections are saying what a bad year 2008 was.

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Is anyone else working on the NYTimes' OP chart "The Year in Questions"


Anyone else haveing trouble wiht NovaM and AAR streams today?

SF Holocaust memorial vandalized

Gonzales throws himself a pity party: "What is it that I did that deserves this kind of response?"

Mukasey's recommendation of exec privilege to hide Cheney transcript revealed

OK, which is it? Is Blago's senate choice of Burris...

The End of the Green Party: "The Green Party now lies in the political graveyard"

If Al Gore had been president for the last 8 years...

Should the history channel change its name?

Momma used to tell me not to talk politics or religion if I wanted to stay clear of arguments.

My little nephew saw Barack Obama at the zoo today.

Will this be the last Bushism of the Year?

The Accidental Atheist: From Hippie to Humanist in Half a Century

10 Other things that assure you will NOT be hired from an interview.


Homelessness front page

Interesting article on Obama and Golf

My 190th ltte printed today-please DU

Dogs That Didn't Bark

NO WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Headlines 12/31/08

The Top 10 Rightblogger Stories of 2008

In Cut and Paste Job, Treasury Admits It Still Doesn't Know What Banks Are Doing With Bailout Money

Why G.W. Bush should be frogmarched before the Hague

TimeWarner-Viacom putting the screw to COLBERT-SpongeBob and other fans

The role of the media: THE POLL!

Globe and Mail End of Year pics show anguish of Americans

It's occurred to me why Larry Craig speaks the way he does.

"How technology killed the Boogieman"

Albert (I don't recall) Gonzales writing a tell book on

Michael Tomasky's list of 19 worst Americans of 2008

"I'm Gonna Blow Your B!*#* Off!"

Did Obama genuinely become a Christian or did he become that way for political purposes?

The Year in Questions - matching game at NY Times website

Who would you rather spend New Year's Eve with?

Boston Globe - Overlooked issues of 2008: Jeff Jacoby...

Dear Men, women & children (esp children) of Palestine; what you fail to grasp

Should the US support a one-state solution in Israel/Palestine?

Pelosi steers stimulus to all-Democratic panel

Please take some time to peruse DUer Bigtree's website

New Lang Syne 2008 Video (Thank God It's Over) Got to see this! Rec it at this link..........

Holy miracle - they found this guy alive

Holy miracle - they found this guy alive

88-Year-Old woman finds naked intruder in her house, squeezes crotch

When did "The New Deal" become a dirty word?

Bill Clinton A Possible N.Y. Senate 'Caretaker?'

For Auld Lang Syne

Burris and Blago

Z2K9?: Microsoft Zunes everywhere freeze at midnight

WHO thinks DU should have a countdown clock, till 1/20/09? Chime IN below!

cnn 'breaking': NOW the * admin is worried about ending the bombing

On this New Year's Eve, remember your Republican friends.

I'll be heading to Trinidad to see President Obama

A question. The Great Depression is often dated from the October '29 market crash:

Conservatives Preparing For Coleman Defeat

Fireworks + Nightclub- Again. 54 dead in nightclub fire in Bangkok

Pakistani Militant Confesses to Planning Mumbai Attacks

I'm grateful for all the blessings of life - attended 2 funerals this holiday season



Happy New Year to my friends at DU. You have helped me through the past eight years

Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune all visible right after sunset tonight

Goodbye 2008

Record 151 US troops die in Afghanistan in 2008 - military says likely to get even bloodier

Brady Campaign Sues Interior Department-Over Rule Allowing Concealed Guns In Parks

The Bush Presidency - From 9/11 to Chapter 11

CNBC is saying: "It's a BRAND NEW WORLD!" I'm wondering how DU'ers Think this World will GO!

Is comparing Bush to Sarah Palin more insulting to Bush or to Palin?

Study: Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges - Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control.

In 90’s, Burris’ Sought Death Penalty for Innocent Man

Now, here's a phrase you don't hear everyday: 'tase me in the face'.

Japan flights to Alaska back on after Palin intervenes (tourism over security)

Harvard Psychiatrist Biederman Stops Industry-Funded Work Amid Probe

A Very Bad Year

in case i'm too drunk at 11:59...

Our Election Fraud video removed from YouTube :(

Madoff attorneys explore inansity defense. Kevin Bacon looses money in scandal.

Is the Hardball Decider documentary worth watching?

Happy Semicentennial, Cuba. 50 years ago tomorrow...

This is the post in which I tell all of you off.

2008: The Year America Jumped the Shark...

What will you do with the extra second at midnight tonight ?

How Republicans Get Rid Of Their Trash -

Do you consider yourself compassionate and forgiving for the new year?

Goodbye, DU.

Am I aLONE?!1 Do *NOT*want to see "best-of"clips of PALIN and/or Mc5PLANEs?!1

Breaking on GEM$NBC :Fitzgerald seeks more time for indictment of Blagojevich

In case anyone wants to watch, a couple of idiots are going to try to kill themselves on

My New Year's good wishes to all on DU!

Dig the wig - Gary Spivey.

Has anyone here heard of a life insurance policy that doesn't pay out...

East Coasters NO SPOILERS when New Years happens! West Coasters want to be surprised!

Highlarryus cartune about Youtube commenters.

Top Buzzword of 2008, According to NY Times

A little levity, mods. What's everybody doing, tonight?

A RATED "G" POST...Happy New Year Democratic Underground

Any online New Years feeds?

Turn on CNN as Kathy Griffin watches Anderson Cooper's ball drop!

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Best of Malloy tonight

Thank You, Chip Saltzman

At midnite, I propose a toast to the new Obama admin and a hopefully better new year -2009.

True Blood Marathon on HBO Sweeeet. n/t

Drink, drank, drunk.

I nominate this as the official DU feel good and love each other thread!`

War pawns ask: "Will I ever be the person I once liked?"

5 New Years Resolutions I vow to keep.

Happy New Year poll

They're playing "Imagine" in Times Square right before the ball drops

King of Cayman Islands thanks Bush for Wall St. Bailout

A must read ... the most important post on DU ever

God this Tweety special on the * legacy is vomit-inducing

Time Warner is fighting Viacom over a 23 cent increase in monthly bills

I was visiting with my dad, and Rush Limbough's name came up.

Happy New Year to all. And look at how my count down was spent.,

Happy Leap Second!

End of year a busy time for hospital delivery rooms

New Tear's Eve TOONS- Good riddance to 2008

Ambulancemen ‘decided dying man not worth saving’

Does anyone know where George W. Bush is?

New Years Eve: Do you REALLY wish you were in NYC or Chicago?

AIDS skeptic Christine Maggiore dies in LA at 52

10 Things that Scream, "Don't Hire Me!" (advice for those out of work from

Web worldwide: UK housewives love it, Chinese use it most, Danes are least keen

Tonight I'm going to party like it's 1999

Forget the Big Apple -- Drop a Peach

Forget the Big Apple -- Drop a Peach

I don't mind if Palin's kids get made fun of.

So when does Michael Newdow get declared a vexatious litigant?

The Official Rick Warren SHOE THROW


You'll never see the eye of a needle in the same light again

ON ENTERING THE AGE OF JOY ...from Yoko Ono Lennon

Valkyrie. A very scary trip into the world of government taken over by militarism.

Brandon Friedman: Military Times Damages Credibility with Obama "Survey"

Brandon Friedman: Military Times Damages Credibility with Obama "Survey"

Marinating steak in beer or wine 'reduces cancer chemicals'

Palin, 15 min 59 seconds of fame & counting, on Bristol & Levi's BUTTS: "Working Their Butts Off"

Mass suicides by 30 GB Zune. Yep, they just couldn't face another year.

How many DUers have lost a job this year?

n2doc -- Thanks for all the 2008 toons!

Just think: Starting 1 20 09, government buildings will no longer have GWB's picture on their walls!

Please help push for a Special Prosecutor to bring the law to Washington!

Incredible story. Makes you think how smart animals really are!

Connecticut DUers - WTIC cans McEnroe & Smith, their only on-air Democrats

Torture prosecutions finally begin in the U.S.-"A flagrant & pernicious abuse of power & authority"

Ahhh Luxembourg

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year

The Contents of this post will Piss-Off every Women here and I hope ..Men also.

Happy New Year present to DU, a thread guaranteed to give you a smile! (pic heavy)

The Employee Free Choice Act - GREAT explanation. Save this post

Al From called for charter schools in 2000. Now failed schools can be made charter schools.

Al From called for charter schools in 2000. Now failed schools can be made charter schools.

I never wanted this, but

Extra Extra Read All About It...More Church Greed...

THE HEALTH-INSURANCE industry’s version of health-care reform is: “You pay more. We profit more."

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

List of channels Time Warner will cut off at midnight

Happy New Year !!! - All the best from the Democratic Underground moderators.

Bush Admin Made A "Faustian Pact With Bin Laden" & Should Be FROGMARCHED Before The Hague

Thanks, Skinner, Elad, EarlG! You ran a great year!

Thanks, Skinner, Elad, EarlG! You ran a great year!

Has anybody tried the digital eyeglasses that switch analog Tv to digital TV?

Last TOONS for 2008- War, Bushco, Bailout

So um, is Caroline's bid for know, Senate seat, like, toast?

Does a politician REALLY need to promote "a strong defense" to get elected?

Breaking: DUzy Academy announces schedule change & Special Sigline Award winners.

Patrick Fitzgerald Will Work for Food

The DUI exception to the constitution

So anybody here re-gift a fruit cake, I do it every year.

Cherokee Nation

They don't get it yet...they still think we have all kinds of money to give them...


OK, so my New Year's Resolution is....

Delete, Duplicate

I got a WHAT for Christmas??!!??

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

While wrapping my daughter's birthday present it occured to me

A picture of my Lady

She packed up her bags and took off down the road

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

So how do you plan to spend the last day of 2008, not the night but the day.

I am watching this real creepy movie about a couple checking into a motel.

Now THIS is a watch!

Happy Belated Birthday to Eliza Dushku.

Woody Harrelson got married!!!

High on the insane shit-ometer

Staten Island Historians Piece Together Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan

Staten Island Historians Piece Together Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan

got a song stuck in my head (not a rickroll)

I only need one more rec...For my thread in GD!

Paula Deen irritates the hell out of me

Home from Cancun

"Clothing is not optional,

Over the holidays: Who got a new high-end car with a big red bow on top?

I got the keys to my new abode today.

anybody have ATT U-verse?

All I saw at the Piggly Wiggly

Does Frank Sinatra make a mistake in this rendition of "Too Marvelous for Words?"

Ten foods I've learned to love in the past five years

CT DUers - WTIC-AM 1080 cans their only Democrats

I have some year-old gasoline in a plastic can

Twenty Years ago today one of the greatest football games was played but barely seen: FOG BOWL!!!

So how much of a square tool am I to like Percy Faith's early stuff?

It is official. I am no longer a homeowner.

It is official. I am no longer a homeowner.

My cat snores in her sleep sometimes. And she puts her paw over her face. It's cute.

i saw the movie Frost/Nixon last night, what an incredible movie

Astronomy Picture of the Day - The Sky in Motion - 2008 December 31

What are you drinking/toasting with today/tonight???

Don't rock the juke box

Leap second trivia. BBC: they will be adjusting Big Ben by putting a coin on the pendulum.

Fuck Time Warner Cable.

a question for the GLBTQ community of DU

Bush's Chicken.

"Valkyrie". If you've seen the trailer, do you have to see the movie?

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Wed 12/31/2008)

Today's Hip-Hop Harry Threat Level is Orange.

kitten picture of the day for Wednesday December 31

To you art snobs out there...

semantics question

semantics question

I dont understand drinking decaf coffee

If you were on a life raft with the beloved cast of TV's Friends and had to eat one for survival...

Weird, it's snowing and it just thundered really loud!

Weird, it's snowing and it just thundered really loud!

I didn't know you could keep them in a box, nor that they were so dangerous.

Has anyone seen the movie "once"?

What Pisses You Off?

Do you play the lottery?

Damn... My daily use of migraine meds is causing kidney damage.

Has anyones Zune committed suicide yet?

Happy New Year from the Dawgs (pics please)

In GD they are debating whether Luke Skywalker is a terrorist

This year I resolve to stop my endless bitching about cars and requests for naughty pics

Kathie Lee Gifford's Hip Hop Christmas

I shall pet you now......

How many artists don't allow their songs to be sold on iTunes?

Do you know why they call Jim Thornton "Robocop"?

(Bleep)-ing COLD!!!

End of the year DU rule for today only (exceptions are allowed)

Heh. The Lounge is winning over in GD.

I hope DUers don't have Time Warner.

A 2009 Message To my Fellow DU'ers----"We Get Back Up"

OMG I found a Video of an Interview I gave to a Reporter @ an Obama Rally in Dayton Ohio in October!

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

whats the address of the white house?

On the last day of 2008 FedEx drives up

delete, wrong place

Love Ballad



Weekend in LA

Wanna go for a riiiiide?

I'm really irritated with my husband right now.

The Youngbloods

Knitted and quilted brains

When it rains it pours...

Where's the clique at?

When it rains, it pours, part II.

Just finished Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

Walking in LA

Heading to the geek store

Generic feel-good lounge thread.

I just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time

Need Firefox help. I think.


If call centers were shown in "Doctor Who", it'd look like this:

We're about to switch from Dish Network to Direct TV - your impressions?

A foot of snow overnight!


Naples women go on sex strike over fireworks injuries

New Years Eve pic thread!

Only one person will understand this.....but ....

Sweet, the Night Court with Yakov Smirnov is on!

It's a beautiful 70 degrees here in Phoenix on New Year's Eve.

Time to start ditching reality shows in favor of some actual culture?

Do you feel like dancing?

my night tonight

Massive Attack - Angel

So long to the worst year ever

Upper midwest DUers: How do you get your cars started in this cold?

Has Ava stopped looking a the grocery store bag boy's "Piggly Wiggly" yet?

I was invited to a party in Somerville tonight

Thom Hartmann -vs- Paul Krugman

Can anyone recommend a good site to watch movie and TV clips

Another Earthquake? No. Just the snow plow. Again n/t

My nephew is turning into an ignorant freeper. :(

Time is

What are your New Year's resolutions

okay, I just got a new kitten

"wasn't Darwinism supposed to take care of you people"?

A rather nasty looking worm

Does Anyone Attempt the Frank W. Lewis Crosswords in the Nation?

Congrats to MissHoneychurch, she has the keys to her CONDO!

Early 90s music fans - please help!

Is anyone else still at work..

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2009

2008 was one of the best years ever!

So, what's everyone drinking?

Dinner for one

Self Delete NT

Wade Phillips takes manly step towards righting 'Girls ship, throws spec teams coach under the bus.

Snowy cold night, Twilight Zone marathon, and good food.

Your move, Yellow...

Snuggie-- the blanket with sleeves!

Was on my way to Farm And Fleet Sunday and there she was standing on the side of the rode like she..

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/31/08

Matt Dillon arrested for driving 106 mph. A nation weeps. Not really. But he WAS busted. BOO-YAH!

Midnight is...

Hootie and the Blowfish are AWESOME.

Happy New Year from the UK

Anybody have a favorite solution for a chapped face?

Kitties were told it was impolite to bite feas while they were inside.

We son and I are ringing in the New Year on Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii.

Does anyone else like reading Cultural Histories as much as I do? My favourite

Cenk: Is America Primarily at Fault for the Conflict in Gaza?

Is your family nuts?

Tomorrow it's the 23rd wedding anniversary for Mr. Yankee and me!

New Year's Eve DUzy announcements & sigline awards up in GD:

Cascade Natural Gas shut off my gas today... a month after they increased their rates 25%

Guy walks into a bar with a duck on his head...

New Year's in Sydney Harbour, Australia. Pic Heavy!

Will I get a job in 2009?

Today is my son's 21st birthday

New Year's Confessions:

I'm worried because I can't feel anything. What's wrong with me?

I think I'll try to get my family to learn this dance tonight.

We're back home after a most spectacular fail

"Naples sex strike over fireworks"

"Let Me Out"

Do you want a Wunder Boner?

My husband is on a quest...

Asking for vibes and good thoughts for my sister

"Happy To Serve You At Any Hour. No Questions Asked." Jack

Dinner for One--a New Year's Eve Tradition

I just found out that the city of Altoona PA...

Stevie Nicks fans ...... early take of "Gypsy"

I just saw a chick who was staring at me because I was staring at her because she had

Happy New Year from my Hybrid house .......

This conference. WANT.

May all acquaintences be forgotten, huh?

I almost don't want kids ever... just because

Chalres Barkley wins best arrest report of 2008.

Tavernertavern's NYE Beer: Moylan's Hopsickle IPA

If 2008 has taught me anything it's that...

Who else is doing absolutely nothing tonight?

F the Haters - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was a GREAT movie

How the fuck can it not be snowing, raining, crazy windy or apocalyptic and still be 3-0 in the 4th?

Replay of Obama at the Al Smith dinner

I am back from the geek store.

Happy New Year DU Lounge!!!!!!!!

A friend of mine is at Universal Studios Florida

PHOTO: Sonorans' (Tuscon & Phoenix) Bacon-wrapped grilled hot dogs w/ pinto beans,...

I wish I knew what i wanted to do with my life

New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday.

I know you Minnesotans and Wisconsians aren't going to be sympathetic, but

Happy New Year to everyone! Especially those that are most

OK. The doctor tells you you have 2-3 months to live at best.

It's 2009 here in Newfoundland!

for you northeasterners and west coasters, who don't have a piggly wiggly

So here I am on DU for New Years! Pooh!

It just doesn't get any better than that.

What was your best day of 2008?

Forty New Years ago. Those were the days, my friend.

Don't hate me cause I'm a crazed human flesh-eating douchebag that hates all life...

Toast at the ready. 1159 pm

I'm currently watching "A Day Without a Mexican."

New Year's predictions?

I was very, very wrong.

What's your drink tonight?

I would like to have a figurative toast to MIA DU'ers......

If you're in western PA and have to choose between Pizza Joe's and Mr. Pizza

So what are your plans for when you're 80 years old?

Does anyone here play in the molecular gastronomy playground?

The Caylee Anthony case gets weirder by the minute.

Holy crap, it's so cold outside if I could put only my computer's CPU out there

Anyone else watching this Canada/USA game? Holy shit

Why I Am a Socialist

RANT: The people playing GT5 Prologue online think it is Demolition Derby...

New Year's Eve dinner? What's cooking?

What was the last movie that made you cry?

Any person involved with trojans infecting via popups should be killed.

Is the bag-boy a pev?

My car blew up. Happy New Year.

New Years Eve Picture Thread

Your nominations for best pilot episode of a series?

So... I have my first date in over three years.

Lets play how cold is it at your house right now...

What was your favorite musical discovery of 2008?

Happy New Year from Alaska -- some frosty photos for you. :)

WTF is it with the Cowboys Haters Clique??

I'm a Bad Southerner.

Remember Jack "Stargazer" Horkheimer?

Happy New Year. Love you all so much.

My head hurts, I'm sleepy, and I'm seriously considering moving back to Dallas.


Ever had your genetalia misidentified?

My LTTE: Will Bush Be Brought To Justice For Crimes?

I spent a load of money at the grocery store and now no one's coming over.

Techies - another question

Match Game Story: "Happy New Year, whoopty blah blah, champagne and bunting, ___ the fucking lawn."

Just had to give the dogs a stress pill. These fireworks are freaking them out!

Hip Hop Violin

What are you reading over the holidays?

So what's your New Year's resolution?

I Hereby Declare Publicly My Undying Devotion And Love For Crim Son

Bernie Hamilton, " Captain Dobey" of Starsky & Hutch has died...

I've been playing around on, and it's amazing!

Is there a Fashion Forum? Becuase I want to register a complaint

Barney Frank, Dennis Kucinich, Cindy Sheehan - ALL ECCENTRIC

Rabbit photos for my Sweetie.

Here's to a bright new year!

What's a good masculine scent for the Mens Room?

Happy New Year!

If blago gets impeached can't Quinn (Lt. Gov) appoint Burris?

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

SCOTUS: "the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all.”

AP: Hawaii giddy to have Obama home on the island

Bush History-A Grim New Year's Eve Iraq Milestone & a NY Times Wish Come True? 12/31

Lobbyist sues New York Times over McCain affair story

Cross-Posted from GD: The Official Rick Warren Shoe Throw!

Rep. Danny K. Davis turned down the appointment to the Illinois Senate seat.

Reflecting on pride in working to get a President Obama....

REC this thread if

The Nation: A Memo to Obama on Israel by Uri Avnery

Celebration! 20 Days left!

Seriously, after what is happening in Minnesota - all states need to have run-off elections!!

Last Post of 2008: Are we complaining about the food on the Titanic?

Anybody else think Newt is running in 2012?

I solved the financial crisis! What do I get?

OMG I found a Video of an Interview I gave to a Reporter @ an Obama Rally in Dayton Ohio in October!

Don't forget: an additional second added to the Bush Administration!

NASA chief's wife to Obama: Don't fire my husband

Which approach do you think is better?

Replay of Pres. Barack Obama's Election Night Victory Speech on C-Span now

WaPo: Obama's 'One President' Gambit, Democrat Defers to Bush on Foreign Policy but Not on Economy

My canidate won .. and you and the rest of your "emotionally stunted and politically

Have you noticed how the repubs are nervous about Obama as President?

Does anyone here have that GREAT Youtube link of election night coverage?

Will Obama be a typical politician and defend Israel's bombing of Gaza?

Does anyone have a link to stream msnbc? Thanks in advance

** Last Post for 2008 **

CNN - Poll: Obama leadership rates high as Bush's after 9/11 (Higher actually)

Is it possible that Blagojevich didn't break the law ?

The Senate can block Burris

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Biden Could Cast More Votes Before Leaving Senate

Why is Bobby Rush calling for racial solidarity now with Burris, but not in 2004 with Obama?

General Gayety - Rick Warren’s invocation options - Great read!

In seven days the pugs will begin month(s) of efforts to block the stimulus package.

Obama Plays It Cool .. snl video skit ..very funny.

No wonder Obama has the ability to keep his head when the flat irons start flying..

Happy New Year!!

Prosecute Cheney or Legalize Marijuana?

Obama is OUR employee. We have the right to dictate to him. BZZZT.

2009 will be the year of the Big Dawg. Place holder NY Senator and then special peace

How long has official praying at presidential inaugurations been going on?

Too bad the Democrats weren't as vehement about not seating the judges nominated by Bush as they

A Wily Inside Player, Reid Is Key to Obama Agenda

a question for the DU GLBTQ community

Seat Burris and move on

Roland Burris changes his tune on Blago

NY phil live with Carmen.

DAMN!!! Chicago black talk radio is upset at the treatment of Burris

A 2009 Message To my Fellow DU'ers----"We Get Back Up"

This whole mess with Gov. Blagojevich really isn't funny, folks.

kathy griffin teaches anderson cooper some manners.

Should Blago's 22 post-arrest pardons be overturned?

Bobby Rush is a moron

Is harold ford register in New York?

Bill Clinton, Mario Cuomo as "caretaker" of NY Senate seat possible scenario

Are you withholding judgement on George W. Bush until he's proven guilty in a court of law?

how do we prevent obama from becoming the next jimmy carter? bill clinton?

Burris goes to court to push appointment through

How the Senate Can Stop Blagojevich

Time Warner to cut Daily Show and Colbert!

A Good Reason Why Obama Won't Want To Go After Bush

If I, as President Elect, choose to have an INVOCATION during my inauguration...

With Obama, D.C. residents hope for a voice

Some people will defend anything with a (D) in front of their name.

Just a reminder for anyone disappointed in Obama "breaking his word": His words:

I would be very against Bill Clinton as a caretaker senator for NY.

Oh, wow. I freaking did it.

Best advertisement, ever?

Berg's LATEST Lawsuit......

Cheers to all of you on DU who fought hard for Obama and those who fight now for the better

The 'Bush Effect' -- Hopefully for a Third and LAST Time (Mary Lyon)

Attack on Somali market amid political crisis

S.Korea to press North for talks, seeks U.S. help

S.Korea to press North for talks, seeks U.S. help

Grim details of Columbia disaster

4 North Koreans defect to the South

Israeli leaders reject immediate Gaza truce

Olmert rejects French proposal for 48-hour truce - Summary

Israel posts video of Gaza bombings on YouTube

PM, Barak appear split on cease-fire

(Rep. Danny) Davis said thanks, but no thanks (to Obama seat)

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week, Skewed by Holiday

Norwegians: Terror suspects can be detained indiscriminately, indefinitely

California readies IOUs (instead of cash...)

Lawmakers to question SEC watchdog about Madoff

Magazine denies offering Bristol Palin money for baby pictures

Israel accused of ramming Gaza aid ship

Record U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan in '08

Mukasey releases letter asking Bush to protect Cheney

Global whale "hot spot" discovered off East Timor

Mukasey's recommendation of exec privilege to hide Cheney transcript revealed

Lashkar commander admits hand in 26/11

Egypt's ruling party attacks Hamas and allies

Obama dismisses Bush Pentagon appointees

SEC rejects bid to suspend mark-to-market rules

AIG seeks change on loan terms: report

Fire sweeps through Bangkok nightclub, killing 59

State oversite of TVA coal ash spill lacks resources

27 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On The 5 Freeway

China finds major dinosaur site

Users baffled as Zune MP3 players freeze up

Dozens die in New Year's club fire in Bangkok

Gonzales Defends Role in Antiterror Policies (Mr. 'I Can't Recall' to Write Book)

Lawsuit seeks to take 'so help me God' out of inaugural

Obama is strong leader, three quarters of Americans say

Israel ordered to let international media into Gaza

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich (Update1)

Katrina victims must leave FEMA cottages

Obama plans to campaign for economic stimulus package; "full-scale marketing blitz"

New law letting voters fill senate vacancies to be introduced (in MN)

U.S. troops under Iraq's authority for first time

National City executives to get golden parachutes ($50 Million from bailout money)

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday December 31

Obama dismisses Bush Pentagon appointees

Treasury Has Pledged More Rescue Funds Than Authorized

'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner

Canvassing Board nudges Franken's lead up to 49

Russia-Ukraine gas talks collapse

Orinda (Calif.) mayor donated to Prop 8

Minnesota Recount Almost Over -- But Coleman Could Keep A Franken Win Bottled Up For Weeks

Chief Justice Roberts Says Congress Should Give Judges Same Inflation-Related Pay Hike It Is Getting

Israel moves forward and sends more troops to Gaza

Smoking ban leads to big drop in heart attacks

AP: Israeli leaders reject immediate Gaza truce

No Early End Seen to ‘All-Out War’ on Hamas in Gaza

The IAF, bullies of the clear blue skies

Arab youths open fire on Israelis working at mall in Denmark

Free Gaza Report: Eye Witness to Victims in Beit Hanoon

Robert Fisk: Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony

Land Invasion Likely as French Ceasefire Bid Stalls

I'm sorry, but it was stupid.

Israeli Troops Attack Bethlehem and Ramallah Kidnapping 22 Palestinian Civilians

Why does Hamas fire rockets into Israel?

Why Qassam rockets?

Why Bombing Ashkelon is The Most Tragic Irony

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

The Gaza campaign's cautious regional unity

Wounded Gaza civilians treated in Israel

The Only Way Hamas Can Actually Get Removed From Gaza

Second Day of Protest set tonight over Israeli attacks (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Gaza health services on brink of collapse

Obama's Gaza silence condemned

So What Have The Palestinians Got To Complain About?

Cynthia McKinney

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Burris goes to court for Senate seat

Gaza: Hamas gunmen hide in hospitals


Haniyeh Tells Palestinians "Victory is Near"

Israel's 'victories' in Gaza come at a steep price

Palestinians settle old scores in Gaza

Let us stop. Hold our fire. Restraint is our duty to the innocent of Gaza

UN: 25 percent of those killed in Gaza civilians

Israel says time not right for Gaza ceasefire

A voice

150 Rally at Islamic Center of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Human Rights Activists Urged to Support Innocent Gazans

Gaza crisis: challenge and opportunity for Obama to turn the page toward peace

Australia: Thousands rally against Israeli Gaza attacks

The New York Times and Gaza: Justifying genocide

Cuba condemns Israeli attack on Gaza

What if someone decided they were going to occupy your house, what would you do?

Gaza police back on the beat amid Israeli attacks

Protest in Dearborn, Michigan denounces Israeli attack on Gaza

(Iranian) Volunteer Suicide Bombers Seek to Attack Israel

Egypt has cancelled official New Year’s Eve events

Israeli rabbis: Thou shalt kill civilians

Kadima, Labour Gain Ground in Israel

IDF recommends major, but short-term, ground offensive in Gaza

Iran shuts paper for Hamas criticism

In 90’s, Burris’ Sought Death Penalty for Innocent Man

Don’t Fall For Israeli Propaganda

The deadly consequences of the games that Israel plays

Robert Fisk: The self delusion that plagues both sides in this bloody conflict

The Change We Need

e-Hail To the Chief: Obama Won With Web's Help. Now, How to Govern Using That Community?

Dupe/same article, different name below. Pls. delete. nt

Another bad choice by ethically bankrupt gov

The GOP's 'Magic Negro' Debacle

Luckovich on 'Barack the Magic..." Good one!

Justice after Bush: Prosecuting an outlaw administration

Family Values: Barack Obama Should Be Proud of His Name

Blagojevich Blows the Chance to Make a Really Shrewd Appointment

Alberto Gonzales Can’t Find a Job, Whines

No time to back down (Gene Lyons)

Globalization and its Contribution to America's Economic Catastrophe

Korean workers get Sirius

The unapologetic case for gay marriage

Katrina Vanden Heuvel: A Trillion Dollar Recovery

Score one for the environment

One Nation Under the Constitution: Reason, Politics, and Morality in the New Century

The 21st Century Is Nine Years Behind Schedule

Mickey Z.: My Personal Trainer and Yours (Susie Day)

Stores to Airlines, Many Brands Vanished in 2008

Progressives Need to Renew Advocacy After Obama Election

Don’t Fall For Israeli Propaganda

The Big Bailout Lessons

Dear Mr. President

WP editorial: A Little Less Than 'Magic'; GOP makes common sense and goodwill disappear

Obama Seeks Bipartisanship; Republican National Committee Declares War

Does anyone know where George W. Bush is?

Happy New Year 2009 From the Weekend Economists!

Barack Obama, car guy: He can do more for the auto industry than anyone since Henry Ford.

McKinney to Obama: 'Say Something' About Gaza Humanitarian Crisis

Wall Street's Final '08 Toll: $6.9 Trillion Wiped Out

Russia's S-400 Air Defense System May Be World's Best

Robert Fisk: The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act

Too Much: Top Ten Greediest Americans

Cynthia McKinney: Gaza Relief Boat Attacked

America is being tied into knots by smaller powers!

Let The Blame Game Begin!

Iseman Sues NYT Over Affair Story

Kathy griffin on anderson copper 360 12/30/08 part 1

Tony Brown's Journal: When The Chickens Come Home To Roost (Scene from the play)

Kathy griffin on anderson copper 360 12/30/08 part 2

"Magic Negro" & Obama in Hawaii & J. Kenneth Blackwell

Thoughts on Gaza

MSNBC: US Whitehouse National Security Council speaks on Gaza Crisis 31.12.08

Rescuing a pilot in operations in Vietnam

GMA: Paul & Linda McCartney (1984)

"Sorry" - An Apology for the Bush Administration 2001-2009

Wexler: Let’s Aid Madoff Victims

Where's the Academic Outrage Over the Bombing of a University in Gaza?

She Says Erratic, He Hears Erotic (Tweety Gets Excited)

CNN's Karl Penhaul onboard the rammed aid boat Dignity, gives detailed description of what happened

Remembering Harold Pinter-1/2 - Democracy Now

Remembering Harold Pinter-2/2 - Democracy Now

TYT: What Does 'Barack The Magic Negro' Tell Us About The Republicans?

Young Turks: The U.S. Should Take Collateral Damage Seriously

TYT: Virginity Pledges And Purity Balls (New Research & Some Creepy Footage)

Ex-colonel sentenced in paternity case

2009 will be a year of major change in Iraq

Troops deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan at lowest

Amid political change, BCT preps for Iraq

Ex-Army engineer pleads guilty to spy charge

Pakistan closes U.S. supply route for offensive

10th Mountain brigade begins arriving home

Top 12 changes for the Navy in 2009

Navy studying N.C. landing field site

Coast Guard may get new Arctic policy

Fellow Marines appeal to Obama for Peralta MoH

Boomer CO fired for ‘loss of confidence’

Bonuses, elite rep help boost Marine numbers

Judge awards $65 million to Pueblo victims

Pilot featured in ‘The War’ dies

Performance-report setup to save time, cash

Academy gymnastics coach killed in car crash

C-17 rolls off runway at Kandahar Airfield

Air Force general at CIA gets third star

Patrick airmen deploy to Afghanistan

Temps reach single digits in Germany

Countdown to the handoff

‘Sons of Iraq’ role causes some worry

Japan criticized for waiving prosecution rights

European briefs: Base bar off-limits to junior hospital personnel

Sale of F-22s to Japan in doubt

Change, stability at Pentagon

It's Pay Raise Time for Troops

Hunt is on for Phony POWs

Troops Escape Financial Mess

Israel Mulls Temporary Truce

Pak Hits Militants Along Supply Route

New Claims in Christian Bias Lawsuit

TARS Pod Brings Picture Into Focus

Guard Drug Testing One and All

Modernization Program Awarded for B-2

(Military Times) Op-Ed: Revenge of the Surge

New firm takes over housing project at Patrick

New Logo Identifies Army Equipment

DU,vets-DU my latest ltte,please

AAFES supply of regular unleaded gas to end in ’09

Footage from onboard the Dignity the night it was rammed

India: 5% of electricity to come from renewable sources from 2009-10

Winds of change come to country plagued by power blackouts (India)

== The Last Road Trip = By Mark Morford

China may have resumed nuke aid to Pakistan

Finland nuclear reactor costs headed to arbitration -TVO

China to Get 1GW Photovoltaic Solar Power Farm (World's Largest)

Green City: (San Francisco) Bay Area wildlife is already being negatively affected by a warmer world

Malibu's vanishing Broad Beach a sign of rising sea levels, experts say

Feds approve gas drilling plan for Montana

Nevada Power steams forward: Company considers geothermal stake in Northern Nevada

Alternative Energy Goes Mainstream (in Egypt)

(Iranian) Solar Power Plant Inaugurated

Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder

Cleantech forecast: guardedly optimistic

So I'm in this auction for

11 Questions for Obama’s Science Team

Breezy Great Lakes could be ideal source for wind power

Wasting Our Watts

Revealed: The cement that eats carbon dioxide (!!!)

Nuclear Winter T-Shirt

Slippery Ships That Float on Air: Air-carpet hulls could sail faster, save fuel and cut emissions

The Clean Coal Bait and Switch

Multiple tiny earthquakes rattle Yellowstone. Could the big one be far behind? (A: Yes)

Airline Flies a 747 on Fuel From a Plant

Madoff Spotlight Turns to Role of Offshore Funds

2009.. States will go bankrupt!

Piggy banks fly off shelves in freshly frugal U.S.

OOPS! World's largest bond fund delays dividend payments!

Cocoa Rises, Topping Commodities, Amid Global Supply Shortage

What's happening to the Baltic Dry Index?...

Supply/Demand question...

The other shoe is dropping

Walmart is up 16% for the year. What's your proposal?

Look At All Those New Cars!

Today in labor history Dec 31 OSHA adopts a grain handling facilities standard

Pro-union story

Korean workers get Sirius

Continental Pilots Say No Deal on Pay, Benefits

UFW wishes you a Happy New Year w/downloadable calendar

Workforce Fairness Institue ... yea right

Pakistan and Iran ink MoU for 50MW wind farm

"Coming out at Christmas" by the London Gay Men's Chorus....

I might be falling for someone again...

NJ Rules one in favor of and one against, same sex couples the same day.

(I'm kinda late, but ...) If you haven't already checked out Two America's post ...

it's not about everybody. -- it's about lgbtiq people.

What are the worst analogies you've seen on DU for how teh gays are "attacking OUR candidate"?

If Gays are not suited to adopt children

How do you know if you are gay?

a really cute absolute vodka ad

Anyone else here who realized that they were gay in middle-life or later?

Happy New Year to the GLBTIQ Community and Friends!

Several pastors want to repeal Cleveland's domestic-partner registry

"The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" documentary free online!

So, booing Warren would be "tacky"

Colombia found guilty of assassination

Peru legislators team with Bolivia to enter Lake Titicaca as natural wonder

In communist Cuba, a whiff of rugged individualism

Too funny: Cowher to Jets: If Favre stays, No Thanks

Mediocre coaches should be fired more often in the NFL.

John Tavares, amazing goal at World Juniors...

Badgers 71- Wolverines 59

Happy New Year Sports Forumites!!!

Who is your biggest sports jerk of 08?

rough copy of my next ltte-feel free to critique

Grape extract kills cancer cells (BBC)

Research: Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits: Most Powerful Antioxidant, HIV, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, more

what are some good resources for HR 676 ?

Smoking Ban Leads To Big Drop In Heart Attacks

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/31/08

Can I vent?

Nan Hall Linke - January Astrological Outlook

I had a wonderful New Year's Eve dream this morning!!

On Duty Police Gunshot Deaths Fall to Lowest Level Since 1956

Lets play

Amendment II Democrats - Cheap Shots for 2008

Husband had a breakthrough dream the other night; that relates to Shallah's posts..

Street scenes

Snowed in (again)


Happy New Year Photog Group.

January 2009 Prayer, Light and Healing Requests

a quiche that came out very tasty

Baked beans? Did I read a wish for baked beans?

Merry Happy New Year everyone!

so, what's on your new years eve table?

Essential thinking

Does anyone play in the molecular gastromony playground?

For scholars, a combustible question: Was Christ real?

A little levity for all the cooks I have learned to peek in on - and Happy New Year.

Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins (BBC)

Moods 'spread like ripples through friends'

Corpse flower's steamy film scenes revealing

The Status of "Spaceship Earth"

China finds major dinosaur {fossil} site (BBC)

City of Ants

Richard Feynman on Boltzmann Brains

Do your pets watch you cook?

Coke-Sponsored Rover Finds Evidence Of Dasani On Mars

SAT Changes Policy, Opening Rift With Colleges

LTC Daniel Marvin: The Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy & Cover-up-"I Am Ready To Testify"

Happy New Year to all you lovely Texans or residents thereof.

Anyone here used Computrace?

"God, human folly, and laughter..." In keeping with TayTay's...

Private firm 'may run' phone log

What Vaclav Havel can tell us

Doyle: Bring back gas tax indexing

Happy New Year!